Best Places to Retire in Wisconsin

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State Overview

Known as "America's Dairlyland", those looking to retire in Wisconsin will be happy to know that the state offers more than just cheese. Bordered by Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the east, Wisconsin has a diverse geography, and easy access to boating, the beach, and watersports in many of its cities. The Central region of Wisconsin is home to both small farm towns along the sand plain, and to larger industrial centers along the Wisconsin river. The Southwest region is bordered by the Mississippi River, and unlike other areas has gentle, rolling hills. Great River Road is popular destination here, with a variety of small towns along the river's edge. Learn more about Wisconsin retirement with some of the best places to retire in Wisconsin below!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

38.5

Percent of people 65+:

15.6%

Median Household Income:

$ 52,738

Unemployment Rate:

4.2%

Geography

Region:

Far north

Capital:

Madison

Largest City:

Milwaukee

Largest City:

Madison

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

The Badger State

State Mammal:

Badger

State Food:

Cranberry

State Song:

"On, Wisconsin!"